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BY DAUD OLATUNJI
ABEOKUTA—Kano State governor, Rabiu Kwankwaso, yesterday in Abeokuta, Ogun State capital, accused the Federal Government of deliberately denying states under the control of the All Progressives Congress, APC, of N2 billion ecological funds, saying other states apart from APC-controlled states had been paid the ecological funds.
The governor was on a two-day working visit to the Bells University of Technology, Ota, and Crescent University, Abeokuta to interface with students from Kano State.
He spoke at the Crescent University, where he claimed that his government had spent N500 million on the students of the state origin in various tertiary institutions across the country.
Speaking on the reason his government shows serious commitment to education, Kwankwaso said his government planned to close the gap between the north and the south in the area of education.
According to him, “nobody gives me any extra money, the Federal Government has given non-APC states N2 billion. They call it ecological fund, but they gave us nothing.
“Our policy is not to borrow money because we don’t want to mortgage our future, all what we are doing is out of our resources, the one we get locally and the resources we get from Federal government.”
While speaking on the security crisis facing the country, he advised the federal government not to limit its focus to security agencies,, urging it to focus more on education and agriculture.
He said no educated person would accept to be a suicide bomber, arguing that other critical aspects of economy must be focused on, like the government was doing with security sector.
According to him, “security is not just for army, police and SSS, no, it is not like that, this is one aspect, the other aspect is education, we must secure education, we must secure our agriculture, we must secure our health, we must secure employment.”